# Devry BUSN278 2022 September Complete Course Latest (Full)

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BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting

Week 1 Discussion

Budgeting and Forecasting

Discuss the relationship between budgeting and forecasting. How are they related? What differences exist between the two?

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting

Week 2 Discussion

Ratios and Trend Analysis

If we divide users of ratios into short-term lenders, long-term lenders, and stockholders, which ratios would each group be most interested in, and for what reasons?

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting

Week 3 Discussion

Forecasting Methods

What are the basic benefits of developing pro forma statements and a cash budget?

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting

Week 4 Discussion

CVP Analysis

Discuss the three basic types of cost behavior classifications and provide an example of each.

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting

Week 5 Discussion

Time Value of Money

Provide at least one real-life scenario in which you can apply the concept of time value of money! In your example, provide all the information needed for a classmate to solve it. Do not solve it yourself. Instead, try to solve a classmate's posted example!

To get you started, here is a sample post:

Joe BagODonuts wants to buy a \$110,000 Porsche when he retires in 5 years. He already has \$75,000 saved up, and it is invested and earning 12% per year. Will he have enough money to buy the Porsche when he retires?

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting

Week 6 Discussion

Capital Budgeting and Analysis

What are the important administrative considerations in the capital budgeting process? Discuss one that you have listed.

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting

Week 7 Discussion

From Forecasting to Decision-Making

In Week 7 we review the techniques that lead to a forecast, but with a revised emphasis. Now we'll discuss how each type of budget or forecast provides insights that help us make more informed decisions.

We'll start off our discussion this week with:

In what ways can pro forma financial statements be used to evaluate a company's financial condition?

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting

Week 8 Discussion

Managing Risk in Investment Decisions

Explain how the concept of risk can be incorporated into the capital budgeting process.

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting

Week 3 Course Project Part 1

Course Project

Your Course Project is intended to be a comprehensive evaluation of the key objectives covered throughout this course. It will challenge you to apply your knowledge of various forecasting methods as well as CVP analysis and capital budgeting for a new business startup. Please use the grading rubrics below as an insight to how your course project submissions will be graded.

You will complete all your work on the Course Project Excel Template. Please click on this Course Project Excel Template linkLinks to an external site. to download and save this template. It contains all the project information, and this file is what you will submit for each Milestone once you have filled out the required fields and answered all the questions.

This is an individual project.

Guidelines

The following guidelines should be used when completing your project:

All DeVry University policies are in effect, including the plagiarism policy.

This project is worth 200 total points and will be graded on adherence to instructions, accuracy of computations, work shown, quality and completeness of question responses, and grammar and sentence structure.

All submissions must be on the Excel template provided rather than your own format.

Course Project Milestones

Milestone 1 Due Week 3Milestone 2 Due Week 5Milestone 3 Due Week 7

Milestone 1 is worth 40 points and is due at the end of Week 3.

Given a history of past annual sales, you will create a 5-year annual sales forecast using the weighted average method of forecasting, and will then answer questions about your results. See the Course Project Excel Template for additional details and requirements.

Best Practices

Although Milestone 1 is fairly straightforward, Milestones 2 and 3 will take more time and effort. Make sure to start Milestone 2 by the beginning of Week 4, and Milestone 3 by the beginning of Week 6.

If you are new to Excel, view the Excel orientation videos. You may also want to watch some Excel tutorials -- there are numerous tutorials on YouTube.

If clear, proper writing is a challenge for you, then download the FREE software from Grammarly.com. It will find your spelling mistakes and will even suggest better ways to structure your sentences. Even if you write well, you should use this tool!

After completing Milestone 2, make sure to correct any errors you have made, since your Milestone 3 will be based upon your Milestone 2 results. You don't want to risk losing points twice for the same error.

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting

Week 5 Course Project Part 2

Course Project

Your Course Project is intended to be a comprehensive evaluation of the key objectives covered throughout this course. It will challenge you to apply your knowledge of various forecasting methods as well as CVP analysis and capital budgeting for a new business startup. Please use the grading rubrics below as an insight to how your course project submissions will be graded.

You will complete all your work on the Course Project Excel Template. Please click on this Course Project Excel Template linkLinks to an external site. to download and save this template. It contains all the project information, and this file is what you will submit for each Milestone once you have filled out the required fields and answered all the questions.

This is an individual project.

Guidelines

The following guidelines should be used when completing your project:

All DeVry University policies are in effect, including the plagiarism policy.

This project is worth 200 total points and will be graded on adherence to instructions, accuracy of computations, work shown, quality and completeness of question responses, and grammar and sentence structure.

All submissions must be on the Excel template provided rather than your own format.

Course Project Milestones

Milestone 1 Due Week 3Milestone 2 Due Week 5Milestone 3 Due Week 7

Milestone 2 is worth 100 points and is due at the end of Week 5.

Given a history of past annual sales and several forecast assumptions, you will create a 5-year forecasted Income Statement and a 5-year forecasted Balance Sheet using a mix of the percent-of-sales and pro forma methods of forecasting. Based on your resulting forecasted financials, you will conduct a ratio analysis, compute Required New Funds (RNF), and answer questions about your results. See the Course Project Excel Template for additional details and requirements.

Best Practices

Although Milestone 1 is fairly straightforward, Milestones 2 and 3 will take more time and effort. Make sure to start Milestone 2 by the beginning of Week 4, and Milestone 3 by the beginning of Week 6.

If you are new to Excel, view the Excel orientation videos. You may also want to watch some Excel tutorials -- there are numerous tutorials on YouTube.

If clear, proper writing is a challenge for you, then download the FREE software from Grammarly.com. It will find your spelling mistakes and will even suggest better ways to structure your sentences. Even if you write well, you should use this tool!

After completing Milestone 2, make sure to correct any errors you have made, since your Milestone 3 will be based upon your Milestone 2 results. You don't want to risk losing points twice for the same error.

BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting

Week 7 Course Project Part 3

Course Project

Your Course Project is intended to be a comprehensive evaluation of the key objectives covered throughout this course. It will challenge you to apply your knowledge of various forecasting methods as well as CVP analysis and capital budgeting for a new business startup. Please use the grading rubrics below as an insight to how your course project submissions will be graded.

You will complete all your work on the Course Project Excel Template. Please click on this Course Project Excel Template linkLinks to an external site. to download and save this template. It contains all the project information, and this file is what you will submit for each Milestone once you have filled out the required fields and answered all the questions.

This is an individual project.

Guidelines

The following guidelines should be used when completing your project:

All DeVry University policies are in effect, including the plagiarism policy.

This project is worth 200 total points and will be graded on adherence to instructions, accuracy of computations, work shown, quality and completeness of question responses, and grammar and sentence structure.

All submissions must be on the Excel template provided rather than your own format.

Course Project Milestones

Milestone 1 Due Week 3Milestone 2 Due Week 5Milestone 3 Due Week 7

Milestone 3 is worth 60 points and is due at the end of Week 7.

Using the 5-year forecasted Income Statement and 5-year forecasted Balance Sheet you created in Milestone 2, you will analyze your financials using CVP analysis to determine breakeven and other metrics. You will also apply capital budgeting techniques to determine the profitability of your forecasted financials from the standpoint of your investor. Based on your analysis, you will answer questions about your results. See the Course Project Excel Template for additional details and requirements.

Best Practices

Although Milestone 1 is fairly straightforward, Milestones 2 and 3 will take more time and effort. Make sure to start Milestone 2 by the beginning of Week 4, and Milestone 3 by the beginning of Week 6.

If you are new to Excel, view the Excel orientation videos. You may also want to watch some Excel tutorials -- there are numerous tutorials on YouTube.

If clear, proper writing is a challenge for you, then download the FREE software from Grammarly.com. It will find your spelling mistakes and will even suggest better ways to structure your sentences. Even if you write well, you should use this tool!

After completing Milestone 2, make sure to correct any errors you have made, since your Milestone 3 will be based upon your Milestone 2 results. You don't want to risk losing points twice for the same error.

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